Kyle Pederson is a pianist and masterful music arranger who has taken ancient hymns (roughly 150-to-250-years-old) and done contemporary instrumental acoustic-ensemble arrangements to spotlight the beauty of these old melodies and make them enjoyable for modern listeners.
You can hear this music on his latest album, RENEWAL. The music is all acoustic and features piano, oboe, cello, violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, lap slide guitar and bass in various combinations.
This lovely, melodic recording makes us realize how much great music has been composed over the centuries and how little of it we bother listening to today. Our loss. But you can help make up for that oversight by checking out this great new CD.